From the IES Director—IES Centers: A Reassessment

At the end of March, the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) sent a joint letter to Congress focused on shortfalls in the budget and staffing levels for the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES). In that letter, ASA and AERA also dismissed the proposal that a new center focused on education assessments be created within IES, moving NAEP and the international assessments (such as TIMSS, PISA, and PIAAC) out of NCES into this center. In a recent blog, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Director Mark Schneider explains why he supports this move.

To read the full blog, see IES Centers: A Reassessment.